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Advanced Opaque Armor Materials and Manufacturing Methods

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Special Operations Command
Contract: H92222-15-P-0001
Agency Tracking Number: S141-003-0051
Amount: $145,810.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: SOCOM14-003
Solicitation Number: 2014.1
Solicitation Year: 2014
Award Year: 2014
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2014-10-06
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2015-04-03
Small Business Information
145 Overhill Drive, Mooresville, NC, 28117
DUNS: 040707460
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mike Worsham
 Principal Investigator
 (704) 799-6944
Business Contact
 David Robinson
Title: President
Phone: (704) 799-6944
Research Institution
Corvid Technologies is proposing an inconspicuous armor solution for SOCOM NSCVs that will offer less costly installation than the current steel shell. This effort will benefit from Corvid"s experience in rapid development of specialized low cost armor systems. Armor coverage of the vehicle will be complete, providing multi-hit STANAG 4569 Level II protection while also reducing weight. Integration of the conformal armor into the existing vehicle structure means little or no visual signature. Our approach uses existing materials in novel ways, incurring zero materials development risk. Installation costs for the proposed armor are less because of its inherit form, which require simpler fabrication techniques and requires no heavy equipment. We will use our expertise in physics based computer modeling to examine the parameter space mapped by the various material choices, geometries, and threats. This is the same approach we have used in the development of other specialty armor solutions. Phase I will result in specific set of component materials and arrangements to move forward with into Phase II. Phase I is to be a thorough design study, with no operational prototypes produced. Armor coupon samples will be fabricated and ballistic proof testing conducted.

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